A Century of Pride & Progress in Crystal Lake

Before 1914, what’s now Crystal Lake was two fiercely competitive rival communities. When they joined forces, they sparked a century of incredible growth. See how today’s residents are celebrating.

5 Ways to Stay Limber and Care for Your Joints

Joint health is essential to living an active life. Check out these five doctor-recommended tips for how to avoid any long-term joint pain and damage.

Arvidson Pools & Spas

3209 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake, Ill.
(815) 459-0660
2222 Rand Road, Palatine, Ill.
(847) 359-4490
1880 Lincoln Hwy., St. Charles, Ill.
(630) 377-2655

Benedict’s La Strata: Enjoy a Little Creativity at Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is just the starting point for the inventive menu at this spot in downtown Crystal Lake. Meet the inventive chef who puts a creative, and healthy, spin on every meal.

Northwest Quiz: Your Neighbor Cities

How well do you know your neighbors? Match each question to one of the cities from this list. Each city is used twice. No peeking! Answers are below.

Make a Splash Around Your Poolside

Whether you call it a cement pond or a backyard retreat, your pooldeck should be a relaxing place for your family. Discover some easy ways to create a pleasant landscape.

Sprightly Spring Fashion

Bright colors and simple slenderness mark this season’s hot styles.

Hear the Sweet Sounds of Summer

Summertime is nearly here, and so are a variety of outdoor musical shows, from major headliners to local acts. See a summary of a few local hotspots inside.

Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.